[BBC-Micro] Fw: DD & HD Floppies
rick at rs432.net
Sun Oct 17 18:51:22 BST 2010
On 17/10/2010 14:43, Mike Tomlinson wrote:
> I'm just waiting for them to wash their hands of it and refuse to
> take the hit for fraudulent transactions.
This is perhaps why my Credit Mutuel (Mastercard) does *NOT* work
on-line. Point blank refusal. In fact, anything where I'm not present to
enter my PIN is refused (bizarrely with a "security code invalid" response).
My bank gives me a "virtual card" where I tell it how much the
transaction is for, and I get a one-time-only credit card generated for
me. There's some info on this here:
> Organised crime is moving on from drugs and pimping to online scamming
> in a big way,
Obviously. So many people *still* fall for the "please log in to update
your bank information" scam. And given the lack of security in so many
computer systems [*] it makes sense to attack the computers, not just to
do your dirty work (botnets), but also to snarf personal details...
* - Anybody about to post about how Linux is impenetrable and Apples
don't have viruses, kindly don't show your stupidity. The latest
W3C Schools report quotes Linux as a 4.6% share and Mac as 7.2%.
Pretty much all of the rest is Windows. So ask yourself, are these
systems REALLY invincible, or are they simply not worth bothering
about given the majority of clueless sheep wouldn't touch Linux
of their own free will, and of those sheep, the systems they use
account for nearly a 90% share.
Linux will, I predict, remain fairly secure because it is an OS
aimed at smarter people who know the ins and outs of the system.
Mac, on the other hand, is aimed at flash gits with more money
than sense [http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple] so how long will
it be before iPads and the likes are broken?
> and it's not necessarily hacking or planting malware to
> harvest card numbers and passwords, it's also being done
> via social engineering.
What can I say? http://www.xkcd.com/792/
> see the para headed "Hackers work alone".
Hackers only work alone in movies. Or people like me, but then I'm the
_other_ sort, the sort that wishes people would use a different phrase
to refer to criminals.
Rick Murray, eeePC901 & ADSL WiFI'd into it, all ETLAs!
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